Board of Directors
Nicci Pretti-Catlett, President
Nicci spent most of her childhood growing up on the Western Slope of Colorado, while in high school her family moved to Farmington, New Mexico. After high school Nicci moved to Arizona where she started a career in hospitality and procurement for luxury resorts. After 12yrs in Arizona Nicci moved back to her home state of Colorado, where she met her husband James. Nicci & James moved to Southern Oregon where they started a family and a small ranch raising cattle, horses, dairy goats, pigs, chickens and honeybees. Nicci and her family currently reside on a small ranch in Tucson, AZ.
Nicci developed a strong sense of devotion for Divide Camp as a volunteer since 2012. This experience gave her a deep appreciation for how Divide Camp seeks to improve the wellbeing of our veterans, one program at a time. During her time with Divide Camp Nicci has helped with strategy, planning, and coordination of fundraising and fundraising events. She has helped develop and manage the veteran application process. Nicci looks forward to continuing to being part of Divide Camps healing through nature mission.
Andy Marcum, Vice President
Andy grew up in Enterprise where he was very active in sports and outdoor recreation. After graduating from Enterprise High School and attending college for a year, Andy enlisted in the Marine Corps where he served 5 years as a K9 Handler based out of Camp Lejeune, NC. Andy was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 2011 as a Combat Disabled Veteran and returned home to Wallowa County in 2016. Since returning Andy works full time for Wallowa County as the Vegetation Department Manager and spends most of his time outdoors helping landowners manage their land and control noxious weeds. Andy has maintained and honed his hunting and fishing skills and continues to be an avid outdoorsman. Andy has a strong passion for guiding Wounded and Disabled Veterans on hunting and fishing trips and sharing all that God has to offer in Wallowa County. He and his wife Lindsey are blessed to be able to raise their children, three sons and a daughter, in Wallowa County.
Phil Moyer, Secretary/Treasurer
Phil lives in Sandy, Oregon and retired in 2011 after a 41 year career in Emergency Medical Services as a paramedic and Operations Manager. During his EMS career, Phil held several Board positions for civic and non-profit organizations in Clackamas County. He served on the Executive Boards for both North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce and Oregon Impact. He was a founding member, past president and secretary/treasurer for the East Clackamas County EMS Association. In addition he was a Council member for the City of Sandy for 8 years. He currently serves on the Sandy Fire Districts Budget Committee and is a Civil Service Commission member for the Sandy Fire District.
Phil enjoys many outdoor recreation pursuits, including hunting, fishing, hiking and golfing. He has hunted elk, deer and upland game in Wallowa County for the past 35 years in is very familiar with the country and history in the Divide Camp area. Phil and his wife Laura have been married for 32 years and have three children and one grand-son. Phil is looking forward to the opportunities and challenges fulfilling the Divide Camp mission.
Julie Wheeler, Executive Director
Born in the Upper Applegate Valley – Julie has spent the majority of her life in Southern Oregon. In the mid 1980’s she joined Applegate Fire District 9 as a volunteer EMT and soon became an Incident Medical Specialist for the US Government and eventually a Medical Unit Leader in the Incident Command System (ICS). Working part-time for an ambulance agency in Grants Pass she completed Paramedic training in 1992 and continued working full-time for the Rogue River National Forest as a Safety Manager – transferring to Medford BLM in 1995. In the spring of 2003 she moved to Fairbanks, Alaska to work at the Alaska Fire Service, a smoke jumper and hot shot base. She later accepted a position in Anchorage with the US Fish and Wildlife Service as the Alaska Regional Safety Manager with a territory that covered much of the state. A return to the US Forest Service brought her back to the Rogue Valley and eventually to retirement in 2012. In addition to assisting the physically injured – she also assists in emotional healing. In 1989 Julie completed Advanced Critical Incident Stress Debriefing training. She is a charter member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and has worked on several hundred incidents during the past 20 plus years, including natural disasters and accidents in aviation, logging, boating, various vehicles and firefighting.
In 2012 she founded Divide Camp, Inc. She converted an old hunting camp in NE Oregon into a retreat for post 9/11 combat wounded veterans. Her desire to see this beautiful property play a role in the healing of hearts and souls of trauma impacted warriors has inspired others to come along side and help with this mission. A strong faith keeps the mission in the forefront of her mind and constantly in her thoughts. Julie served as President of the Board of Directors for Divide Camp from 2012 – 2020.